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simple protein

Definitions of simple protein
  1. noun
    a protein that yields only amino acids when hydrolyzed
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    actin
    one of the proteins into which actomyosin can be split; can exist in either a globular or a fibrous form
    albumen, albumin
    a simple water-soluble protein found in many animal tissues and liquids
    globulin
    a family of proteins found in blood and milk and muscle and in plant seed
    globin, haematohiston, hematohiston
    a colorless protein obtained by removing heme from hemoglobin; the oxygen carrying compound in red blood cells
    glutelin
    a simple protein found in the seeds of cereals
    histone
    a simple protein containing mainly basic amino acids; present in cell nuclei in association with nucleic acids
    prolamine
    a simple protein found in plants
    protamine
    a simple protein found in fish sperm; rich in arginine; simpler in composition than globulin or albumin; counteracts the anticoagulant effect of heparin
    albuminoid, scleroprotein
    a simple protein found in horny and cartilaginous tissues and in the lens of the eye
    collagen
    a fibrous scleroprotein in bone and cartilage and tendon and other connective tissue; yields gelatin on boiling
    elastin
    a fibrous scleroprotein found in elastic tissues such as the walls of arteries
    ricin, ricin toxin
    a toxic protein extracted from castor beans; used as a chemical reagent; can be used as a bioweapon
    gelatin, gelatine
    a colorless water-soluble glutinous protein obtained from animal tissues such as bone and skin
    chondrin
    a substance that resembles gelatin and is obtained by boiling cartilage in water
    lactalbumin
    albumin occurring in milk
    serum albumin
    albumin occurring in blood serum; serves to maintain the somatic pressure of the blood
    alpha globulin
    a globulin in blood plasma or serum that is alkaline and has great electrophoretic mobility
    serum globulin
    globulins occurring in blood serum and containing most of the antibodies of the blood
    ceratin, keratin
    a fibrous scleroprotein that occurs in the outer layer of the skin and in horny tissues such as hair, feathers, nails, and hooves
    gamma globulin, human gamma globulin
    a plasma protein containing the immunoglobulins that are responsible for immune responses
    myosin
    the commonest protein in muscle; a globulin that combines with actin to form actomyosin
    beta globulin, siderophilin, transferrin
    a globulin in blood plasma that carries iron
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    protein
    any of a large group of nitrogenous organic compounds that are essential constituents of living cells; consist of polymers of amino acids; essential in the diet of animals for growth and for repair of tissues; can be obtained from meat and eggs and milk and legumes
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